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Basketball Carnival Coronation

The five week Queen Carnival campaign finished with a coronation cabaret in the Poho-o-rawiri Meetinghouse on Saturday, September 9, the successful drive for funds resulting in the sum of $10,014.00 gross being raised.

A trip to Sydney is the prize for Red Queen winner Margaret Allwood whose committee raised $3,703.54, Just beating the Green candidate, Jan O'Halioran, by a nominal margin of $41.00.


The three candidates after the crowning ceremony are Gaye Stichbury (Gold), Margaret Allwood (crowned queen), and Jan O'Halloran (Green).


Bearing the crown, sceptre and orb are Mary O'Halloran and Michelle Kennedy.


The official party on stage after the ceremony are Mr and Mrs Ed Williamson, the Mayoress Mrs Barker, Leagh Bishop, Gaye Stichbury, Sora Leach, Mayor Barker, Mary O'Halloran, Gail Croskery, Queen Margaret Allwood, Michelle Kennedy, Heather Crafts, Mrs Beth Meade, Pam Conole, Jan O'Halloran, Heather McLeod and Dianne Cleaver.


Final Fund Raising Efforts

Final intensified efforts by the basketball carnival candidates were organised during the final stages of the campaign.

Red Candidate: A raft race provided much hilarity and was won by Sid Schwass, John Andrews, Les Nicholas and Carl Andrews. At right candidate Margaret Allwood is pictured with booby prizewinners Don McLennan, Ross Tonkin, Paul McClymont and Noel Rutherford.

Green Candidate: The committee for this group held a fashion parade at the Gisborne Hotel where models paraded in fashions supplied by Common Sheltons.

Four of the models who took part in the show were the Green candidate herself, Jan O'Halloran (left), Sue Thompson (centre left), Sheryl Green (centre right), and Dianne Cleaver.

Gold Candidate: In the Baby Contest, first, second and third places were all taken by Gold entrants. The whole contest raised $951.40 towards the campaign total. The winner was Helen Pahau shown with her mother Mrs Lovey Pahau, the Gold candidate Gaye Stichbury, Mrs Dawn Callagher with John (second), and Mrs Maureen Thorburn with Linley who was third.